Thursday, September 12, 2013
RTC: Josh Scobee playing in the dirt
By Michael DiRocco
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee is spending some time away from the team's practice facility to prepare for Sunday's game at Oakland.
He's on the other side of the parking lot.
Scobee is spending time kicking on the infield dirt at the Baseball Grounds, the stadium which houses the Jacksonville Suns, the Double-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins. He's doing that because there's a good chance he'll have to do that at O.co Coliseum. The Raiders share the stadium with the Oakland Athletics and the infield won't be sodded until baseball season ends.
Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union reports that Scobee's biggest concern is that his plant foot might slide on the dirt. Scobee said he's only kicked on dirt twice in his career, both times when the Jaguars played in Miami.
Here are some other pieces of content from around the web in the Jaguars' version of Reading the Coverage:
One of the benefits of ESPN's NFL Nation is being able to quickly reach out to all 32 teams for reaction on an issue or news. We're debuting a new feature, called NFL Nation Says, and the first one takes on whether Chip Kelly's offensive pace is sustainable for an entire season. Maurice Jones-Drew weighs in with his thoughts.
The T-U's Ryan O'Halloran gives three things to know about Sunday's matchup in his weekly Three And Out series.
Hays Carlyon of the T-U writes that quarterback Chad Henne wants to show coach Gus Bradley that he deserves to be the starter by playing well against the Raiders.
Here's a roundup of what you can find on ESPN's Oakland Raiders blog: Paul Gutierrez asks how quarterback Terrelle Pryor can build on his showing from last week; the Raiders' offensive line is a pleasant surprise.